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Cosmetic Acupuncture, also know as Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation, is an effective non-surgical treatment to reduce the signs of aging. It is based on the principles of Eastern Medicine, which involves the insertion of very thin disposable single use needles into acupuncture points on the face. This superficial insertion increases the local circulation in the face and stimulates collagen production, smoothing out the lines and giving firmness to the skin for a healthy, glowing complexion.
Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years to treat many conditions and illnesses. The effectiveness of acupuncture has been related to the manipulation of the energy points on the body to balance and to remove blockages in the meridians (channels of blood and energy), in order to achieve health and to prevent diseases.
Cosmetic Acupuncture has attracted great attention in the last few years, especially in the big cities like New York City and Los Angeles. It used to be a treatment only for the rich and famous in Hollywood, but now everyone wants the royal treatment.
A 1996 report in the international journal of Clinical Acupuncture reported that in a study of 300 cases treated with Cosmetic Acupuncture, 90% had marked effects with one course of treatment. The study stated that the effects included improvement of elasticity of facial muscles, ruddier complexion, and overall rejuvenation.
What is a typical course of treatment?
A course of the treatment consists of 10-12 sessions. These sessions are 2 times per week for 5-6 weeks for best results. Each person responds differently to the treatment depending on variables such as age and lifestyle. Visible results may be noticeable after just 1 or 2 sessions, but it usually takes 6-7 sessions for most. Maintenance may be needed every month, or once a quarter.
The cost for an individual Cosmetic Acupuncture session is $150.
A package of 10 sessions of Cosmetic Acupuncture is $1250.
What Does Our Treatment Consist of?
1. Facial and body points are needled with Acupuncture needles to stimulate and balance energy.
2. Small facial needles are inserted along smile lines and forehead creases to stimulate collagen production.
3. Gua Sha myofascial work with Argan Oil to strip adhesions, relax muscles, and improve circulation.
4. Facial Cupping to improve lymph drainage, reduce puffiness and swelling (especially around the eyes), improve blood flow, and reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
5. The AcuLift™ Derma Roller to improve discoloration, smooth and soften complexion, stimulate collagen and elastin production, and tighten pores.
6. Vita C and Hyaluronic Acid Skin Serum is applied to the skin for its powerful anti-oxidant and skin hydrating effects.
What are the benefits of Cosmetic Acupuncture?
Cosmetic acupuncture may take 5-10 years off your face. It helps to eliminate fine lines and makes the deeper lines look softer. It can also help to minimize dark circles, puffy eyes, double chin, sagging skin, and drooping eyelids.
Other benefits include:
~ Relaxes muscle tone
~ Increases circulation, thereby oxygenating the skin
~ Increases collagen and elastin production
~ Tightens the pores, and brightens the eyes
~ Keeps acne skin under control
~ Nourishes the skin, giving you a healthy complexion with a natural glow
Who would benefit from this procedure?
Anyone who wants to delay the process of aging and wants to look and feel younger.
Can I do Cosmetic Acupuncture if I had Botox?
Yes, cosmetic acupuncture will maintain the effectiveness of botox, so it will save you a couple injections per year.
Cosmetic acupuncture can reduce the appearance of aging by 5-10 years. Although cosmetic acupuncture is a treatment that is best started at a young age as it can prevent lines and wrinkles, it is also very beneficial in reducing wrinkles and lines that have already developed, and in restoring healthy, glowing skin.
An alternative to botox as it has no side effects and is a holistic, healthy, alternative or complement to plastic surgery, injections, and laser treatments. By using time tested Asian therapies, cosmetic acupuncture helps both women and men get a face-lift in a natural way, maintain their youthful looking facial skin, increase confidence and self-esteem.
In the last few years cosmetic acupuncture has attracted great publicity and popularity in the United States and Canada and is being used with great results by the rich and famous. Celebrities such as Prince William, Kim Kardashian, Madonna, Cher, Angelina Jolie, Claudia Schiffer, Jennifer Lopez, Sandra Bullock, and Gwyneth Paltrow have all spoken glowingly in public about the effectivness of cosmetic acupuncture.
An acupuncture facial will make you look and feel younger, while maintaining healthy, glowing skin for years to come.
The ideal age for cosmetic acupuncture is between 20-60 years.